Mount is the process of making available to the computer a new file system device, like a disk drive or a network share.

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automount usb disk after pluged

from the man page of fstab auto - file system will mount automatically at boot, or when the command 'mount -a' is issued. noauto - the filesystem is mounted only when you tell it to. However, what ...
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Why fedora needs password to mount NTFS partitions but ubuntu doesn't?

Why fedora needs password to mount NTFS partitions but ubuntu does not? I guess it has a relation with write permission of /run/media/$USER and maybe fstab How can i make it like ubuntu?
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“mount: special device /dev/sdc1 doesn't exist” but according to fdisk -l, it does

I'm booted into a live usb linux environment, and I plugged in a hard drive. It's listed in fdisk -l as /dev/sdc{,1}, is a 3tb drive, and has a single partition containing an xfs filesystem. But when ...
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Windows 8 Mount Issue

I have Windows 8 which has a mount option for .iso files. I cannot get it to work. I select my .iso, click the mount button, the little wheel spins and nothing more. What can i do to get this working? ...
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How to use NFS mounted storage as particular user

I have a NFS storage where I want to create and modify files from my local machine. On that NFS server there is a user with a group. But when I write a file from some local application to that ...
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How to mount a network drive with authentication at startup on Mac OS X?

I need to keep a network drive mounted at all times. I figured out how to mount it at startup, but this requires a password that changes every 3 months. How can I get around having to change the ...
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Mount UFD to a VHD or an iso

Can I mount a live folder or a Removable USB drive as an iso or a VHD and present it to a Hyper-V VM to as a bootable device? Is there any way to boot a Hyper-V VM off a Removable bootable USB device ...
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How can I find out the vfstype of a hard drive partition?

How do I find out the vfstype of a hard drive partition when it is unmounted in BusyBox? My question is specific for BusyBox since I am trying to do a mount during a Debian install. If I do fdisk -l ...
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Unable to mount hard drives in Debian installer shell

I am trying to mount a laptop hard drive during a Debian install for the purpose of backing it up to a USB external drive. I can't use the external drive from the existing OS on the laptop because it ...
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Automatically create folder to mount remote folder

I'm using the CrashPlan client to backup my computer data to a local NAS. Unfortunately I can't directly put a remote folder in CrashPlan, I have to mount it in a local folder. But sometimes it can ...
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Mount/unmount as non root user keeping read/write permissions

As per title, how to mount/umount a removable media as non root user obtaining read/write permission on it? I've tried to write a udev rule but I was not able to get it work. I can either have ...
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Mount internal drive as user otherwise power it off

On my arch laptop I have got a second drive in a cd bay, sda. I would like to mount it without root permissions. That is one problem I can cope with many tricks (udisks etc). One thing that is ...
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How to move /dev/random to another drive on a server

We found a bottleneck in our server (hosted on HDD) related to the /dev/random function. We want to have the OS use the /dev/random that is on our SSD drive rather than the HDD. How can we have the ...
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Opening a .img file on a MAC OSX

I have a few videos that are .img and are not getting mounted on my Mac. It says File Not Recognised. The same files always mounted on my Windows 7 using Daemon Tools, but it is not working on the ...
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Drive is mounted and usable, but missing from Explorer

Currently I have a flash drive plugged into my computer, however no autoplay action is fired and the drive does not show up in My Computer. However, in Disk Management I see the drive and can use it ...
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du -x still examines mounted filesystems when using wildcards

If I try du -s -h -x /* it will try to examine all filesystems (real and pseudo) mounted directly under /, e.g. /dev, /proc, /sys, /run, and /home (/home is on an extra partition). I think it ...
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Using VMwareßmount.exe remotely

we are trying to use the VMware-mount remotely in a PSSession. But it does not work at all. Strange is, that there are no errors reported, too, the vmdk just does not get mounted. Our command is: ...
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chmod 777 no effects on Linux Mint

I'm trying to assign run privileges to a file named foobar using: sudo chmod 777 foobar However nothing happens. The file is located on a NTFS mounted partition. The mount command says: /dev/sda4 ...
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FAT filesystem error obtained many times in console

I have an embedded board which runs linux, i have partitioned file system and additionally. I have also added a partition(mtdblock5) such that whenever I attach a pendrive to the embedded board, it ...
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How to skip remote partition mount errors and continue booting?

I have an entry in my local machine's /etc/fstab to mount an NFS partition on a remote host: remotehost:/ /media/blabla nfs4 defaults,nobootwait 0 0 When I try to boot the machine while the remote ...
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How to mount shared folder/disk as 755 and not as 700 mode?

If I mount a time capsule disk (or another AFP, SMB network resource) and look on it with ls -la it appears as drwx------, so rsync can't access it (even with sudo). How to mount a network resource ...
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Is it Possible to mount windows partition on Linux automatically when system starts?

I have a Dualbooted PC, windows 7 64 bit and a Debian wheezy distro, I have all my music and documents on windows. When on Linux I have to manually mount windows filesystem partition on Linux. This ...
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Change owner/group of a subdirectory of an fstab-mounted vfat partition

In all likelihood this is a repeat question, but I seem to be currently experiencing difficulties forming a search query to locate an answer. I have a vfat partition mounted to /data containing all ...
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Using CloneZilla to clone VM onto shared network - mount error(115): Operation in progress

Having some trouble imaging my machines. They are Virtual Machines, using Virtual Box. Notes: I can access the shared folder which is located on Machine 1 at \10.10.1.1\data. Via Machine 2. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 unable to mount first partition of internal hard drive

I used to have Windows 7 installed, but some day it crashed (or the hard drive crashed, I'm not sure) and the laptop wouldn't boot. So I decided to boot Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD and it worked. For ...
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Show mounted USB device on Linux

I want to find /dev/ location of a USB device. The main thing is, it's not a drive or any other mass storage , it is basically only a USB modem and wvdial can not detect it. So I just want the ...
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mount remote mac file system on windows so its viewable in explorer

I work on a windows machine usually, but the files I work with are not. They used to be on a linux machine, so I was able to use sshfs to view the files in winodws explorer just fine. Now the files ...
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Why is it not possible to resize/move mounted (non logical) partitions at runtime?

While searching, why it is not possible to resize a mounted partition I mostly found answers like this: It is filesystem and partition dependant, different flesystems and partitions will use ...
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udisks mounting to /media/usb0 not /media/<volume_label> for usb3 drives

I have a fully up-to-date, freshly re-installed debian sid box. Before I re-installed running udisks --mount /dev/sdc1 would mount the disk to /media/<volume_label>, however, it is currently ...
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Overlay with read only NFS and writable NFS

i use a PXE Boot with mounting a read only NFS Share. Now i like to overlay this with another RW NFS Share. How would I do this?
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QEmu to share a directory with the host

My problem is that networking devices in my device tree are not very stable so I thought the best way to share a folder between qemu and the host system is mount the same img without cache on both ...
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Accidentally mounted partition to /var, how do I fix that?

I'm creating a home server. After successfully installing Ubuntu Server, I realized I mounted a partition on /var.. how to I unmount it and make it use the main bootable partition instead? I wanted ...
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Can you mount a user's Exchange mailbox with mount.davfs?

I know both Sharepoint and Exchange (2000-2007) support WebDav. I can use mount.davfs to mount Sharepoint and even Exchange's public folders. For example: mount -t davfs ...
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rsync recursive on same mount only

Hopefully, this simple question has a simple answer. I want to run rsync recursively using the -r option, but without descending into a different mount point (file system). i.e. like the -mount ...
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Mount WebDAV share on Salix

I'm trying to mount a WebDAV share on Salix OS, a Slackware based distro. Initially I only got the davs://something.com:port address; after Googling I found that I needed to use gvfs-mount, but when ...
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How to mount a Microsoft Windows 7 USB media under Linux?

I have an original Microsoft Windows 7 USB key. I would like to mount it under Linux, but all my attempts have failed : # mount -o ro -t ntfs /dev/sdd1 /mnt/usb/ Failed to read last sector ...
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Is automount in linux dangerous as in windows

I am currently using Kali OS (based on debian). When I insert a dvd or usb, it automatically mounts and opens. Is it advisable to not keep automount option in linux as we are suggested in windows. ...
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Mounting Directories with bind & different permissions

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 & trying to mount a folder using bind in /etc/fstab. Shown below is one of many similar entries; /media/Storage1/test /media/Storage1/WebDAV/Alex none ...
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How to mount a harddisk in linux not showing as /dev/sdx

I'm trying to mount external 2,5" usb harddisk to my router (ASUS WL500gp V2). Because the router doesn't give enough power, I'm using external powered hdd enclosure. Earlier it mounted the hdd ...
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Secure network mounts?

I have a large-capacity file storage server ('Storagebox') which other systems mount to to access certain files. One of these systems ('Securebox') is 100% managed by another person and I have no ...
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mount partition force all files have maximum permission

The question is how to not let programs to lower permission for a files. It is a possible workaround for this problem. On windows you can not overwrite a file if it has the read-only attribute. And ...
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My USB shows different sizes

I have a 64GB USB Flash Disk (link - Maplin, Intenso Rainbow Line) but when I put it into my computer (Ubuntu LiveCD) it reports that, out of 63.3GB, 60GB has been used, yet the files only total ...
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EC2 fstab and the best time to bind a directory

I have a server on aws that I needed to upgrade ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 to get the newer version of php. I ran several tests to see if my setup would upgrade and all appeared ok. However, I ended ...
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How to mount a folder to folder in windows 7

I would like to mount the folder C:\my folder to C:\Downloads in windows seven and both folders are not empty too. I'm not sure is it permitted in windows or not, so I ask to know for sure can I get ...
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How can I make autofs mount an NFS volume served from localhost?

I have a pair of web servers running GlusterFS 3.3.0 providing a single replicated volume. Clients connect via NFS, and the web servers are also clients. Gluster gets very unhappy if the files it ...
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Max OSX: Prevent detection of mounted volume

for security reasons I am mounting some directories from an encrypted true crypt volume into the mac file system. This works very great, I am using hdiutil for it. The problem is: One of the mounted ...
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Mounting a large disk image over a network, it disconnects eventually

On Windows 8, I have mapped a network drive to Z:, which resides on a Mac computer on my homegroup on my gigabit network. When I mount a disk image (roughly 10 GB) on the network drive, such as an ISO ...
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Why does swapon take ages when enabeling a swap file?

I've created a swap file with dd if=/dev/zero of=swap.img bs=1024k count=4k mkswap swap.img swapon swap.img While this works, the swapon command takes ages (approx 10min) to finish. Enabling the ...
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something wrong with mount in VirtualBox

I install Gentoo as a virtual machine in VirtualBox and I use Windows 8 as the host. I share a disk in my windows system and I use mount.cifs in Gentoo to mount the disk. Everything seems fine. But ...
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Create mount point on read-only filesystem for fstab to mount

I'm running TomatoUSB on a Broadcom-based broadband router. I have a busybox-style shell available to me. I'd like to have a partition on the attached USB hard drive mounted in /data under the root ...